The Beauty of Iron – Tafsir of Surah al-Hadid – Episode 09

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An explanation of one powerful chapter of the Qur’an: Surah al-Hadid – The beauty of Iron.

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Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen or salat wa salam ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa Salam Alikum Blanca two brothers sisters. Welcome.

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So continuing on and out of Seattle, so Susan Hadid and we have reached verse number 18, which begins in Alamosa, Dana on masataka. Trudy, those men and women who are charitable, will offer a de la carte on hasna and they give a law a goodly loan, you bar fula, whom with whom, as your own Corinne that the rewards will be multiplied, and for them will be a noble reward May Allah make us from these people. So this verse begins the next section, the surah, section number four, which is again about having true faith in Allah and spending one's money in a lost cause. And the relationship between this section the previous one is a previous one spoke about the one afternoon

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and about how the believers also they have a lack of assure humility and subservience in the heart towards Allah.

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And the reason that is the case is because they neglect to come forth with real genuine faith and sacrifice their money for the sake of Allah. So that theme is now revisited again, which was already spoken about in section three. Now, in section two now it's being spoken again in the section number four is war. So again, about faith and spending one's money for the sake of Allah. Allah says in the normal Sunday, no one will stir the pot men and women were singled out. Yes, Allah never said it'll massage in only Allah said in Romans, so the pain almost on the court. And one of the benefits behind singling out women that give charity as though is in order to highlight Allah has a special

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love for women that gives other club because women generally speaking, they don't they do not earn money. In the same way men and money men are the ones who usually work and are the breadwinners, and they are the ones therefore, that should have a more of a responsibility to give sadaqa because they're the ones that have the most money. So if a woman gives her the car when she has less than men, it becomes more valuable in the sight of Allah. Yes, that is one way, one way or one reason why they were separated and highlighted separately. Another thing is that the wealth of women is different to the wealth of men. Women for example, a lot of their wealth may be tied up in the form

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of jewelry. Yes, even to today.

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A lot of the wealth that belongs to our mothers is in the form of gold right? So when you see some of these charity appeals taking place and a woman you know, she folds up and she tells the, the Imam on the TV that you know what I give my wedding gold away for this course I mean that's special isn't it to give away not just money, but the goal that was gifted to you by your own mother or by your husband the day you got married. Now you take that off and you say, you know what I give this away for so that it happens? Yes, and so there's some that has a different value in the sight of Allah subhana wa tada walkera de la tarde. en hacer and those who give a goodly loan for the sake of

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Allah. Now, it seems as though there is repetition. A law firm said those who men or women who are charitable and give a lot of goodwill on when both are speaking about giving away Southern right. So is that repetition? Some scholars they say

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Firstly, it could be understood not as a repetition, but to mean that because these people are charitable, do they then go ahead and give a lot of good liloan? a second interpretation is that it's speaking about in the masa between people who give the fourth sadhaka what is the first law?

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What is obligatory to give the cat Elon Musk said the train almost said the car men and women that discharge the obligatory duty by giving away this account. What a Corolla carton hassanal therefore refers to giving away voluntary charity Yes, that you're not obliged to, but you give that away. Because it is something extra you want to do to strive to get closer to a lot. You love hula hoop, though. See, Paula says you will multiply the rewards you spoken about this a lot in another sort of Bukhara describe the donation of a believer being like a seed that is planted in the ground and outcomes out of plant which has seven spikes. And on each spike there is a corn filled with 100

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grains, as if to say that one donation will be transformed into 700 times that rewards. Yes. So this is the reference to that once again, you laugh alone, well, what am I doing Karima, they will have a noble reward. Yes, meaning that they will be given paradise in exchange for the donation that they gave for the sake of Allah. One of the lessons we learn from this

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is that in order for your charity, to be acceptable in the eyes of Allah, and to receive that multiplication, it must be given for a loss sake. Not for the sake of your own gratification. People do this, sometimes they can be very charitable, because it makes them feel good. Yes, there's a whole

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self help psychology based on this idea that in order to be a better person, you need to give things away from your life. Okay, and the more you give, and the more you do for others, the better you'll become as a person. Now, is there anything wrong with believing that?

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Is there anything wrong in the having that ethos in your life that you're not to become a better human being? You must, you need to give away things that you own. And you need to be in the service of other people. And the more you give away from your life, the happier and more content you will become

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anything wrong with that type of ethos?

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Who said yes, at the back of the bat, okay, one person thinks is wrong. Everyone else is fine with it.

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It's a selfish act.

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very harsh, man.

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Okay, so what are the intentions of this person who says look, in order to be happy? Because this is all about being happy? Isn't it finding happiness in life and one of the ways they claim to be happy in life is that you should give, be charitable, okay? And be in the service, do things for other people. And the more you do, the happier you'll become.

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It was stronger than

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doing it for yourself.

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So there's no there's nothing wrong with it.

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You don't think

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he wants to be happy? Everyone wants to be happy last time I checked. He's happy.

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Oh, the Oh very interesting. He said you can't get you can't get to reward isn't Can you if you're if your motivation behind giving is in order to make yourself happy, Then why'd you expect to get another reward is in the allow will be happy with you too. This is what the brother is saying. He's saying that you're doing it for your own self. It's not for the sake of London as it is for your own self, for your own gratification businesses. They have a policy to give some business anyway to give us

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charge will amount away from their profits do not. Why did they do that for

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what business is the other business to give charity?

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image very good, but explain a bit more image

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tax evasion Yes. Okay. It's another one.

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Okay. Yes. Okay. To avoid giving more tax. But you mentioned image explain.

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Yes, in order to boost your reputation so that your business will perform better. So it's self fulfilling? Yes. The only reason you're giving is that you get more in return, isn't it? That's the that's the thinking behind it. So

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social responsibility. Yes, I like to meet those people that make the policy we think we should do good things to people. It may I mean, it may happen. I don't dispute that.

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But what we're learning here, we're after the law then hasn't given a good loan to who? to Allah.

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So your motivation? is Allah not yourself. You may feel better as a consequence of giving money away. And that's very strange, isn't it? But that's the reality. But that's just a token of Allah's mercy. Look, you did something for me and one of the things I will enable that happens in your life is that you feel better and more contented, happy as human being and that's fine. Think of that as a piece of the reward of Allah. But don't make that your motivation, your goal. Yes. The other interpretation of this versus another clearer another reading, whereas this one is to listen carefully if you can spot it in most sadena the other recitation is in nl Masada Tina, do you hear

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the difference?

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I say it again in the Mossad, the Tina versus in Masada Tina.

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Did you hear a difference there?

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Huh? Which one is stronger the first or second? The first one the first one has an extra shudder on the sod in most detail. The second one in Masada Trina, now, it's not just about the way it sounds, there's a difference in meaning as well. The second interpretation isn't about being charitable. It's about being a person who is true in a faith. So the interpretation would be that those men and women who are true to a law in their faith and give a lot of good liloan. Then for them, there's a multiplication of the rewards and a noble reward. And that holds another lesson.

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The lesson in the second recital is

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that you have to show a lot you truly believe in Him by acting and showing him through your limbs and your behavior is an impossibility to think that a person genuinely believes in a cause. And he does nothing to offer in terms of action to prove it if someone believed that there was a fire right now. And that was going to harm him. He would get up and run and he would tell other people, but if he sat there and remained whilst the fire is in front of his eyes, you would say he doesn't believe that there's a fire or you'd say he hasn't taken his medication either one of the two Yeah.

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Did you get the idea that this is in the Quran Allah always mentions either directly or through context. Eman and Amina Sonny had together while acid in the insanity of Casa de La La Nina.

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And I know why Amina Sonny had believed belief and good deeds. Yes, especially larina mano y mano Sally had an alarm, General integrity, meta analysis, Rebecca, congratulations to those who believe and do righteous deeds. Why is that the case in order to show us Muslims, that you cannot offer lip service to Allah and claim that you believe and you don't show it, you don't show it, there must be a show of your faith. And in this verse, the show of faith is a part of the law Caitlyn has said that they genuinely give their money out for the sake of Allah, we explained what it meant to give a contestant last time so you can look at all the recordings By the way, online or are going up on the

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man channel, youtube channel. Imagine a YouTube channel so if you want to catch up, you can channel that as well. Athena Ave Bella, you are also de la ecomo sic deikun that those who have believed in Allah and the messengers, they are those who are asleep deikun nagaraj translate that right now. But I want you to think of this acidic with the prologue which is a Cynthia Poon, as a title, a medal of honor. Allah is saying this medal of being given the title of a Siddique belongs to these type of people, those who believed in Allah and His messengers, not his message.

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Ninja Surah Now is almost beginning its invitation to keytab Jews and the Christians that they need to continue believing in Allah by now having faith in his next messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and that's going to be given directly at the end. But now it's kind of being, you know, delivered to them subtly. If you do that you will be from the city upon what does that mean? So the upon?

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Who do we know as a city?

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of Accra city? Yes, we all know that he was given the title, the epithet of acidic and Arusha his daughter about the alignment. And as she told us, the day he achieved that, does anyone know what incident took place? which resulted in him being given that badge of honor.

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What was it in the in the seed of the process that that happened?

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Who knows? something miraculous happened? Yes.

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Yes, yeah. So it will make a launch. So the story goes that when the sentiment returned from this journey, he started to tell people

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that in one night, he only told him half the story. In one night, I went from Makkah, the carrabba, all the way to Jerusalem. He has inputs in one night, which would take months in those times. So he's saying I went in one night.

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And when Abidjan heard that, he saw that as a great opportunity to try and bully the followers of a hammer salon salon by saying, Do you believe in a ridiculous claim like this? Is that what you believe? It's like, what happens now, isn't it? People say even to today, you know, I think

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he was talking.

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Yeah, but him. He said in an interview to what's his name?

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Matthew? Yes. What's his first name?

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Matthew Hudson, yes, in a debate. thing was an Oxford University. His response to Matthew was Do you believe that a man went on a winged horse to paradise? Is that what you believe? He said it this way, so to try to

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discredit him as being an irrational human being for having faith in a man who claimed to have gone from Makkah to Jerusalem in one night on buraq, which he called the winged horse, which is incorrect.

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So Jabu jaha, maybe those who had a conversation one day, I don't know.

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He went around and started to taunt the Muslims. When he came to Albuquerque Siddiq. He said, Do you believe this?

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If you heard what your follow your leader is saying, He's saying he went to Jerusalem in one night? What do you have to say about that? Imagine the microphone was there, you know, in the face of Booker, and abubaker. His response was one of unshakeable faith. He said that if he said that, that it is true, actually, I believe with something even more amazing than that. I believe that he's received revelation from the heavens from a law that comes down to him, talking about him going up, I believe that something comes down from the heavens to him.

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You know, and if someone was doing a hashtag or saying hashtag how'd you like me now?

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Like that confident, and I just said fairly then because Soumya acidic, and that's the reason why he was called acidic.

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So acidic, it means to have on wavering faith in something.

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And a man will put that he brought a statement from a man from the cellar whose name is

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patata Ignacio Yun Patel said a CD tune are people who they never lapse in faith for even the blinking of an eye like he gave some examples, like the movement early for the island the believer from the family have you heard about this man put on tells us that there was a man from the inner circle of around who believed in masala Salaam, but he kept his human silent he believed from the very first moment he gave a second example. He said the man from sort of Dr. Sin

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Who's the man from DRC

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The Man from Sudan is a story as hobble Korea people of the town was the original minako Sal Medina that man is acidic. This man this this person is saying and he also mentioned of Gawker acidic as another example as well. Yes. So the image shows he breaks it down even though he said I said the Poon the this is the more intense spelling of the word sadhak saw that and said dip. Now saw that means two things me

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Someone who is a very honest person, and someone who has unshakable faith in something. Yes, unshakable faith in something acidic, is a more intense feeling meaning a person who is so honest, and someone who has unshakable faith in something. Yes. And that makes sense when you think about what bucket as I said it, wasn't it a man who was so honest himself, and who believed with unshakable faith in the province that a long way to sell them.

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One of the benefits of Allah giving titles like acidic, is in order to create aspiration in our minds, that we also think to ourselves, Man, I wish I could earn that title before Allah, that I may be written down as acidic from the tune that Allah has granted this title. And the way to do it is in order for a person to try and achieve the heights of faith, the completion of his faith of try and perfect the man in his heart and to try and make sure that his Eman never shakes to make sure that his Eman never you know

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dwindles, but to maintain it and keep it strong and if you did, that's how Allah says in Surah Nisa, what made you to Allah what Rasulullah Allah He cannot Latina nama long manana de nos Dino Shahada, your Salah, in in this verse, Allah says that there are four ranks of people in my eyes, and one after the other a list of our list them the first being the best, and the last being the last of them. Allah says that whoever obeys Allah and the messenger, then they are those who Allah has favored from number one and the been the prophets the highest was number two.

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Is it Shahada? Or is it a severe pain? Or is it solid pain? Which one is number two?

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us sick, the pain is number two. That means that they rank higher than the martyrs are Shahada. And the martyrs rank higher than a silent hint, righteous people. Do you see how high the titles deities is even one grade higher than a martyr.

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And then Allah says was Shahada, those who are less than them, those who fight and die on the battlefield for the sake of Allah, and that will be him Lama Jerome this can be this can mean that both the moon and the Shahada receive what they receive. Number one, that with Allah is their reward. And number two, they will have their own lights their personal life, and we spoke about this before that the light is that which will navigate you into paradise in your monthly ama, when levena careful. The opposite is spoken about. If you're not going to be like that. Then just realize that they are the other people on the other side, that they care for workers that they don't just

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disbelieve but they belie the signs of Allah. Allah was horrible James they are the companions of the hellfire. Now what's the word for of Hellfire used here? Is it enough?

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hula was horrible. joshy. jehane is one of the names of the hellfire.

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And the word jehane. From its root, you get the word jam. Jam refers to a fire that is aggressive, that is blazing. And from this the Arabs have this have this statement they say jackhammer to help. That the most brutal part of the world. jackhammer is the most brutal part of the war is when the most people died.

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Another derived word from the root of jam is Joshua.

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And Joshua mahjongg refers to the eyes have a lion or a wolf when it sits on its prey.

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Think about a lion when it's about to fire his prey. That the look in his eyes is the same word used to describe jahannam as if to say that jahannam is like a fire that wants to tear you apart, lawn will start. This is the world I described it as even Hellfire has eyes that looks at you in a way that says I'm going to devour you

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know sort of loss and I'm with what I have here May Allah protect us and our children. Allah says those who disbelieve and those who belie our signs then for them they will be the companions of that. And the word us hub is used in order to say that they were made for each other. By friends were made for each other. They will and another implication of reading as have is to say that they will stay with them. Just like friends always stick together as a look at the words using the eponymous habel Jane and the final verse.

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palaces. Yeah. And I'm here to dunya layerable Allah who was Xena to what the first one being acumatica through film while you will not know and understand a lie saying that the worldly life is nothing but four things. Again, number one,

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number two level which means a distraction.

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Number three, beautification.

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Number four, and some say this is together, we can build a separate, the faster on bainer comm is to boast with one another, yes to both with one another and to try and outdo one another in money and in family.

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Yes, so, Allah is telling us, one of the reasons why people don't aspire to be from the sick deikun and from the Shahada. Why is the reason that people don't Aspire because they are obsessed with the worldly life. So last, let me tell you about the worldly life, the thing that is holding you back, I'll describe it to your liking, and I move no animal

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life is nothing except the following as if to say that your view of this world is incorrect. You don't have a proper estimation, I will give you the reality check on the world. And then Allah describes it the first thing it is like it is just a game. A play. Number two level allow is something which distracts you,

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distract you from what distraction is something that is more important, like someone who is sitting on the train, actually, someone who's sitting in the departure lounge, okay, he's waiting for his plane to take off.

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And he puts on his headphones, and he starts playing a game on his phone, as many people do, and he gets so engrossed in his game, that he doesn't realize the coolest gone out for his gate, like 1000 times. And they said last call last call and he's missed and his plane is gone.

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Then he comes off his phone, and he realizes his plane is flown already. That's low, meaning that the game was law who it distracted him for that which is more important, which is catching his flight. Or another example is when people on the day of the sale, go shopping. And they're so consumed with trying to get all the things that they want that the Sonata LaHood comes in and sarada door goes out while they're still in the queue.

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So now shopping, distracted you from that which is far more important. Ally saying dunya is kind of like that for a lot of people. Yeah, that it distracts you from that which is so much more important. That's the second thing. The third thing Xena is a beautification, beautiful things, things that attract you. Yes. And the things that changes from time to time in our times, for example, what's very attractive to people is having a big social media presence, isn't it? You know, recently I saw a video liar disgusted me. Yes. And you know, the amount of things that we see nowadays, it takes a lot to discuss to you, isn't it? So I saw a video

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of some young American brothers, may Allah guide them, they made a video, okay, so there's a lot of planning going into this, okay. There is a video that they're going to stand as if they are offering slot in and making goods.

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So that one of the guys is standing at the front, the others are behind him. They're all their hands raised. And he's making, he's making front of the TV on the TV, that is a game playing either his baseball or it's some kind of American American football or something basketball, okay? And he's making a DA passionate to other law, please give my team victory. And please let them overcome their enemies and please let them win the carpet. And he's pretending to cry. And the people behind his friends, they also crying as well, pretending that they are in there in a real slot slot with making dua to Allah from the hearts.

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And they fill me in and they filmed it and they put it on Instagram.

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Now you have to think to yourself, Why Why did you do that for? Why what possessed you to do that? They don't realize that that's what they call it is. That is Kufa, disbelief in Allah because you're not mocking another person. You are mocking the religion of Allah, isn't it? You're making a mockery out of the prayer. They don't realize that obviously. But why do they do?

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Why would they go to the extreme of filming something like that and putting on social media? What motivated them

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just become more popular than the likes and the followers and the figures. That is the Zener of the eyes today for many people, and they will go to whatever extreme it takes to make sure those digits keep on rolling, isn't it? This is the Daniela says a lot of people Xena, other people is fashion. Cause, you know, holidays, whatever it is Xena

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Then Allah says what the first human being isn't boasting amongst us and what do people boast about? People boast about how much money they have, how much family they have, and some people get really good at it. Yeah, I'm very good at putting other people down faster. The root word is faster, which means pride. So it's not just boasting is boasting our pride, put someone down. So give you an example to Auntie G's, sorry to take it to the entities. But you are at the token amongst each other and they're trying to boast about their children. So one on tg says, Oh, you know, Mashallah, my daughter got married off to a doctor and he's a doctor. Now, they're living in a very posh place.

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You know, there's a lot of glory there. And they go on holiday every year and they're very happy. What do you do? Okay, my target truck driver, isn't it?

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May Allah help them they're gonna need a lot of help in their life.

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what she's saying, Man, she is trying to push that lady and have reputation into the ground, isn't she trying to boast? We're doing an indirect way. People do that. brothers do that support online, even amongst religious people. People have knowledge, it happens as well. People put one another down. And that's even worse, because you're using the laws Dean to put another person down. Yeah, the person you know, example is somebody who's very popular. Muslim Sikh are very popular. And then some other people are discussing and saying Yeah, but you know, he failed some exams in uni. Did you know that when he went to the gym? Yeah, he failed some exams. You know, he didn't get that good

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grades. Some people think that he got What's the need to put him down? Oh, where did that come from? What's the need to do that? It's just because there's a level of religious pride now. Yes. Which is even worse than regular stuff, all of his allies saying all of it is very superficial. Yes, the castle on film where you will not miss the castle means just wanting to get more and more and more. Yeah, more and more. And some people they live just to get more and more and more until they realize that man even having more is not making me happy. But that's what I know. My whole life has been about trying to get more and more soon I'll just carry on living my life in the same way trying to

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get more and more enough it's not making me happy. Another meaning of the castle is to try and outdo somebody else so it's like keeping up with the Joneses. You know the neighbors he gets a new comma to get new cars Well, he gets a Mercedes Mercedes the next day so how'd you like me now?

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You think you can beat me? You can beat me and the thing is you're dying because your credit cards are like spiraling out of control and you're like and then you ask your dad give me some more money you know why just so you can get the Mercedes outside of you keep up with this guy? No way can this guy be me? Okay, and he doesn't even think about you know he sees your Mercedes thing Oh, he's got Mercedes oh wow Mercedes have become really popular and he doesn't realize that you're burning inside because he got one and now you have to go get one so even though I threw you into Landry and as a major debt how and if you really see the reality of what's happening there you think man that's

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very shallow. very superficial that you're living like that but you do people do live like that.

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People live for that. Figure out a living like they live for that. That's what they live for. You know go to somebody's house. They redecorated wife comes back says as many we need to do our kitchen again.

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My beloved we just did it last one we did it again. Why don't you take in here because they did it again. And that one looks much nicer than that one. We can't have that. The castle film well you will know that in family people put each other mothers put each other down by looking by talking about their children my bedroom Mashallah, you know, he's only been doing hips for one year but he's already managed to memorize half

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your babies on Quran Allah had

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Mashallah, she'll catch up one day unto you honestly what you

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what is this? Using the Quran as well as a means to put somebody else down? I mean seriously.

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So Allah He highlights to us the reality of this worldly life for most people is a very superficial and shallow affair. Then Allah gives us a parable.

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It's like this commercial, it is kind of like the following. It is like life in a double coup found on a battlefield Maya who do Fatah Hamas foreman so Maya Connaughton, listen to this and see if you can connect the dots Allah says it is like life life means rain. The word for rain is Mother Earth means photon rain it comes down from the sky, and it mixes with the soil and the farmers which are called kuffaar. Here, and the word Kufa linguistically it means someone who a calf is someone who cover something up. So a farmer is called a calf is because he takes a seed and he buries it in the soil thereby covering up so Allah says the kuffar the farmers, they become amazed the battle by the

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growth that comes out of the ground if you're a farmer, or you know farmers, you know, the feeling here that you

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spent so long sowing those seeds and putting fertilizers and making sure that everything is right and the day that the crops come out is the day that you are delighted. Yes, finally is here. So unless it is like this thin layer here you but those crops and those flowers, yeah he means that they die fatter almost forever and then you see them turn yellowish withering away from my akuna Obama and then they become scattered as if they were never there in the first place.

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And then the losses were filled. And in the hereafter there is only two things fill out the other boom. Shadi, there is either a severe punishment. What mahira terminology or is one Oh, there is the forgiveness of Allah and His good pleasure, woman hired to do a limited role. And the worldly life or the enjoyment of this worldly life is nothing but deception, deception. So let's try and unpack that. How is how are the two things similar? So the two things are big compared to the following

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fertile rain, and the reaction of the farmers to the growth even though after a while, all those plants they're done with ROI. And that has been compared to the delusion of this worldly life or more accurately, the way life is so temporary, that it comes and it goes as if it was never here. So tell me how many in how many ways are the two similar?

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If you have to compare the two because this is what the Quran is doing is comparing the two which is the muscle which I spoke about before the symbolism.

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The parable, similar to there is an analogy here. How are the two things similar?

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How is this world the life like those farmers on the field? Yes.

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Okay, so one of the ways that seminar is that people, they become very amazed and obsessed with the world, not realizing that soon that will will leave them leave their fingers. Yes. Step through their fingers. Just like the farmers when the crops come, they're amazed, as if they don't realize that one day is gonna go as well. And it does season after season. It does. Good. Anyone else got any other suggestions? Yes.

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Said I can when you when you're young, your parents are there. They take care of you then when you get older,

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then and they've passed away.

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Are you possibly okay?

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No, you tell me is it?

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Cuz I'm struggling right now.

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Think about a bit more.

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Okay, very good. The cycle of your life is almost like a cycle of these plants. And it's true, isn't it in, especially when you think about youth and old age is that in the beginning, you're their present, enjoying every moment. But as soon as they start to roll by, slowly, slowly, most Fonterra, you know, the grass gets yellow and your hair gets gray, isn't it? The years go by then your faculties start to diminish. You're not as sharp as you once were. Awesome. Hello, just today.

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I got a text message from a friend of mine. He told me that a brother who I used to visit to get

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to get a hijama and other things, other therapy from him that just recently, he got a problem with his eyesight. And for the last week, he's become partially blinded. So I found him and I said to him, you know what happened? He said, Oh, everything was fine. Last week, I started to get one of my eyes started to watch a little bit and then I thought it was nothing. After a few more days, I started to feel like things were a little bit more darker. And then it just got worse and worse. And he goes now you know I can't I can't see much. Both my eyes and he goes and the doctors they don't know what it is. I don't know what it is to offer him a last one that give him a shout out. So this

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is the thing is you can have a faculty, you know which is like is so good as if you would never go

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there all of a sudden

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It's like it was never there. Yeah. So one of the one of the analogies one of the similarities is that

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Allah describes rain as life, fertile rain, and in the same way, life can also be of great benefit to the person. However,

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if he doesn't take advantage of his life, then his life will be against him. Yes. So the dunya in and of itself isn't what's to blame. It's how you treat the dunya is how you use the dunya. So the scholars say that you're supposed to use the dunya as our sila as a means. And I mean, he said that, you know, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he said, couldn't fit dunya Kanika hareem werribee Sevilla be in this world as if you're a stranger, or someone who's on a journey? Yes, that's very interesting, because a stranger way. The reason he feels like a strange is because he doesn't feel at home. And because of that he wants to return back. It's like a believer, he doesn't feel at home

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in this world, he wants to return back to Jenna. So he said that money should be used as a means not as an end, because a stranger uses whatever he has, okay? So a traveler use whatever he has to make his journey. In the same way a human being should use his money to make the journey in life, not the other way around where money becomes the goal, an end in and of itself. Then he said that today, he said, so he gives the example that the money is supposed to go out the camera that you write, he goes, today is the opposite around, he said, the money has become the rider and you have become the camera. And you are carrying the money around. Because you made money into the end when Allah said

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to make it into the means. Yes. So there's a number of signatures in this analogy. And another one of them is to show that this deceptive nature of the dunya that when you see the glitz and the glamour you think is here forever. But in reality, the plants are not going to be here forever. So too, will the dunya not be here forever, as well. And then Allah ends by saying, Have you ever heard the other shady that if you don't heed my advice, it's as if ally says if you don't listen to what I'm saying, you don't take this advice seriously, then your end will be in the blazing fire.

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This that's your direction that you will hit. And that's the fate that you meet. Or if you do listen to my advice, then it could be McFadden, it could be forgiveness and the good pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala. And the way that will happen is when you look at your wealth, and every resource Allah has given you in your life as a means to which you will get closer to Allah and achieve his pleasure. Yes, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the mold there is such that the model the the place that you place your whip, in Jannah is better than this world and everything inside of it. Yes, the place you put your whip up, when you come back home, and from being what

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you play with that place in your house is better than this dunya and everything inside of

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the person inspiring us that don't get bogged down in this dunya be obsessed with Pharaoh. And then Allah says woman higher the dunya Illa material overall that the worldly life is nothing but a deceptive type of enjoyment. Do not be deceived, may Allah let us not be deceived from this dunya May Allah allow us to use jr as our means to get closer to him along I mean, other ones that allow us to be in Mohammed while it was I mean, does happen